I think it stems from insecurities.
When I was younger I was afraid to have much interaction with effeminate males because I was afraid of being associated with that quality myself. I thought it would be less conducive to attract females and likely to draw the ire from the rest of the high school male population. I was also concerned that I would be drawn into the lifestyle myself which was anathema to what I really wanted... eg... a girlfriend.
When a gay couple moved into my neighborhood... I was almost obsessed with my distaste for their lifestyle... because again it reinforced this fear for me that life could obstruct my real desires for intimacy. It's hard to articulate.. but maybe an example could be being fearful of inquiring about a job you really don't want... because you're afraid that you will accept it and forego a career you've always wanted.
Eventually I realized that these were unfounded fears and I relaxed and allowed myself to get to know everyone regardless of their lifestyle and to appreciate them individually on a human level.
I think these same fears play a part in a lot of younger males being homophobic.
He knows it...
No, but seriously,
people hate everything that is weird, strange and different to them. Most of the people who are homophobic never, ever, ever got to know a homosexual person.
I mean really got to know them. They may have met them somewhere and confronted them, but they never really got to know someone and liked them and then found out "Whoops, that nice guy is married to a man???"
Because people soon loose their stereotypes and their dislikes if they do.
It's the same with racism. If someone has mad stereotypes about a race or nationality, and then they get to know someone who is nice and find out that he or she belongs to exactly that group they usually either lose those prejudices or refuse to get to know the person at all.
Many of the world religions have taboos against homosexuality. Even heterosexual activity is often considered to be for procreation not recreation so since there can be no children from gay sex it is considered entirely wrong. When I chanted with the Hare Krishnas the subject of sex came up and according to their religion sex was only for procreation and as a necessary evil, believers were expected to try not to enjoy it. Some people fear homosexuality because they fear anyone different from themselves. Some of the most strident homophobes are latent homosexuals who fight in others what they fear in themselves as an indirect type of disgust and self-loathing.
i think its gotta do with how u were raised up and what kind of social freins u had or have and also ur own personality. i personally get disgusted with simply the thought of two males in sexual act; i saw two men kissing on pride fest and i literally felt the urge to puke right there. but i get excited when i see girls doing it lol.
but since i was raised in a really liberal society and because my own personality is very open minded i don't understand whats all this fuss abt gay people. let them be who they r there they r just humans. and congrats to NY for legalizing gay marriage.
Thi is gonna sound bad, but I think the Bibal played a big part of it. Because people think it is a sin to be gay or lezbian or w.e and people are scared of that. Then how people were brought up, sometimes, if the parents are agents homosexuality, it will rubb off on the children. And then there is just Ignorance.
I think a lot of it also has to do with the raising of the children. The grandparents raised the parents into thinking that being gay or lesbian is morally wrong and the parents either try to raise their children into thinking that or they just try not to care. Actually, anything could be possible there...
well, in my opinion people were given a va.gina and pe.nis for a reason, its like puzzle pieces they go together not women and women or men and men.. its just not right to me.. but i don't like judge people who are like that and make them feel bad about themselves like a lot of people do
because stupid people findit out of the "norm" when they see gay les etc people and dont want their kids to be affected and wanna put it to an end. also cause they think it will make society divided u kno? mainly because their scared -___________________-
Bad teaching. Even conservative Christians like myself should realize from our own conservatism that everyone is a sinner, so treating any group as if they were under us is completely illogical.
Some people are ignorant, some people are just plain rude and believe that their opinion beats all...and some people just have old fashioned beliefs.
yeahh no, im not like that. i've had friends who were and everything. thats just how some of my family members are so im like that i gueeess.
im not stupid or scared and I think its gross, I dont believe gay people have an affect on children either.. sooo no, not reaallly lmao
Well good for you then :P I only dislike people who are overly loud about those types of opinions- and you're not. So it's all good.
Could be upbringing and all that but well, some people just don't like it. It isn't normal to them, it's different.
Its all about hormones. And these make people to be attracted to the same sex.
Ignorance, just accept people for who they are, not their sexual orientation
The enviroment you were brought up in. Your values or morals (religious)
That's homosexuality. She asked about homophobia lol.
What's so gross about two people loving each other?
Chris Crocker and people Like him.